Is it possible to bring the find bar when I start typping

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vsub
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Is it possible to bring the find bar when I start typping

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In the result list
I never knew we have a find bar,I just saw "Findbar" in the advanced settings and I enable it but nothing happen so I press Ctrl+F and "oh we have a find bar"

That "Jump To" feature if often not useful to me when I want find something in the result but the findbar is so I was wondering if there is a way to make it work like in Firefox(I start typing and a findbar appears)
void
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Re: Is it possible to bring the find bar when I start typping

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Pressing / will bring up Quick Find

I will look into a "Search for text when you start typing" option like Firefox.

Thank you for the suggestion.

Find bar
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Re: Is it possible to bring the find bar when I start typping

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Is it possible, please, to color the Find bar search box when nothing is found (pink Firefox behavior)?
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Re: Is it possible to bring the find bar when I start typping

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Thanks @void
An almost a year old feature and I found about it few days ago :lol:
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Re: Is it possible to bring the find bar when I start typping

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Is it possible, please, to color the Find bar search box when nothing is found (pink Firefox behavior)?
Yes, I will add this.
Thank you for the suggestion.
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Re: Is it possible to bring the find bar when I start typping

Post by void »

Everything 1.5.0.1361a will now show the findbar search edit background slightly red when the text is not found.

To customize this background color:
  • In Everything 1.5, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Advanced tab on the left.
  • To the right of Show settings containing, search for:
    findbar
  • Select findbar_search_edit_not_found_background_color (or findbar_search_edit_not_found_background_dark_color for the dark theme).
  • Click the color button.
  • Choose a new color and click OK.
  • Select findbar_search_edit_not_found_background_alpha (or findbar_search_edit_not_found_background_dark_alpha for the dark theme).
  • Change the value between 0 and 255. (0 = fully transparent, 255 = fully opaque)
  • Click OK.


Everything 1.5.0.1361a adds a search_for_text_when_you_start_typing advanced setting.

To show the quick findbar when you start typing:
  • In Everything 1.5, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Advanced tab on the left.
  • To the right of Show settings containing, search for:
    typing
  • Select search_for_text_when_you_start_typing.
  • Set the value to: true
  • Click OK.
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Re: Is it possible to bring the find bar when I start typping

Post by Spire »

void wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 5:45 am search_for_text_when_you_start_typing
May I suggest that this be renamed to findbar_search_for_text_when_you_start_typing for consistency?
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Re: Is it possible to bring the find bar when I start typping

Post by void »

I will consider renaming the option to: findbar_search_for_text_when_you_start_typing.

Thank you for the suggestion.
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Re: Is it possible to bring the find bar when I start typping

Post by therube »

So it turns out that FAYT (Find As You Type) is very useful, does make things more efficient.

Thanks :-).
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